Economist and Anthropologist
May Babiker has 20 years of experience in the field of gender and development. She started her career as a Lecturer of women and gender studies, combining teaching with research and training.
She has a wide range of experience in designing and implementing gender responsive projects and programs, as well as action research and policy development in the fields of gender equality and inclusive growth, gender mainstreaming in national policies, population and data, reproductive health and rights, gender responsive infrastructure, entrepreneurship development and gender issues in labour and employment, with a focus on fragile and post-conflict contexts.
She has worked extensively with governments, private sector and civil society organizations in advancing the women’s empowerment agenda in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.
She previously also worked for Ahfad University for Women, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women, the African Development Bank and currently is working for the Islamic Development Bank as a Division Manager for Women and Youth Empowerment.